UpStaged Entertainment Group

“March Madness meets Pitch Perfect!" Empowering College/HS Performers

Last Funded May 2023


raised from 56 investors


FIRST & ONLY Performing Arts Hub dedicated to 7.5M college/HS performers similar to 480K NCAA athletes generating $14+B
500,000 performing groups in more than 25 genres, including theater, a cappella, DJ, gospel, step and comedy
Proven monetization plan in place across live/virtual events, sponsorship, uniforms, NIL & IMDb/LinkedIn-type community
Valuable OWNED trademark: UpStaged, National Collegiate Performing Arts (NCPA) TM & National High School Performing Arts

Our Team

We are passionate about three things: performing arts, sports and building things. When we can combine all three, we are the most happy. In particular, we care about empowering our nation’s, and ultimately our world’s, dynamic student performers to be able to compete like athletes, and to get the glory and satisfaction that student athletes get.

Why UpStaged Entertainment?

High school and college performers in the U.S. are a large, visible group that has the potential to fuel an exponential growth in revenue. The force of presence, cultural value, and overall clout that these performing artists generate for their institutions is priceless. Yet their contributions remain unmonetized, representing an exciting opportunity for investment in an ever-expanding, and proven, collegiate and high school competitive performing arts business model. 

Most student performers hone their skills and provide entertainment to the masses for free, because of a simple love for their craft. But if 480,000 NCAA athletes can sustain a $14 BILLION college athletics industry, why can't the same competitive spirit and spectacle sustain an even LARGER group of talented student performers? UpStaged events are expanding significantly across college campuses and world-class venues!

With the continued expansion of our UpStaged trademarked brands, we are creating new and exciting opportunities for students across the nation, to perform in brand-new, high-value, high-visibility, talent competitions and showcases. These events are attracting thousands of performers and spectators alike — and generating an unprecedented opportunity to capitalize.

400K student athletes, on 15K teams, generate a $14B college athletics industry. If this seems like a lot, it pales in comparison to the potential of the performing arts. Imagine what 7.5 million student performers in 300K groups across 25+ genres could generate in revenue, if only given the chance.

UpStaged is building an enormous, experiential marketing platform in the collegiate and high school performing arts space. We're launching a business ecosystem that integrates the goals and objectives of corporate sponsors and philanthropic funders with those of the student performers, industry professionals, content platforms, schools and the media, to come together in fruitful collaboration.

UpStaged has established a multi-stream revenue model with event registration fees, ticket sales, national broadcasting, apparel, advertising, sponsorship, and in the future, a nonprofit arm to leverage philanthropic fundraising opportunities and more. 

UpStaged has a dynamic team with years of experience in entertainment, finance and delivering supreme shareholder value. We have an intimate understanding of the entertainment industry and how to best leverage it to deliver maximum value to our student performers and investors alike.

As the world’s first and only company to recognize and monetize student performing arts, we have an unrivaled opportunity to attract, grow and retain audiences who won’t find our content elsewhere. And we’re keeping a close eye on the second act. Similar companies, with a smaller scope than UpStaged, have exited at stunning valuations.

Just like athletics, performing arts take skill, dedication and practice to reach a high-level worthy of competition. UpStaged Entertainment is poised to be the world’s first company devoted to raising the profile of student performing artists while giving our investors the opportunity to profit.

Forbes Magazine (Dec. 2020) says, “Market analysts seeking value where stronger productivity, higher revenues and historic innovations are virtually guaranteed, need look no further than the entertainment industry...which is poised for a healthy, robust and truly massive and transformative surge.” 

With a dedicated team, we’ve put everything in place for exponential growth in the coming months. Our proprietary performance ecosystem is designed to powerfully bring together talent, fans, technology and commerce to create massive opportunities for performers and investors alike.

The perks of investing and more...

Beyond the awesome perks (such as event tickets, VIP access, formal recognition, and more) of investing in UpStaged,  there's also the added benefit of knowing that you are impacting student performers across the nation. This is your opportunity to influence the lives and career trajectory of MILLIONS of young artists.